School of Communication

Communication Management Division

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The Communication Management Division conducts research and offers coursework in health communication, conflict management and mediation, intercultural/ interracial communication, and organizational effectiveness and leadership. The program acquaints students with major theories of human communication, research applications to specific contexts, and insights as to how communication can be used in more ethical ways in everyday life. The coursework will also develop skill sets key to students' career success, such as interpersonal communication competency (listening, and verbal problem solving) across various contexts, presentation skills, and skills of teamwork and negotiation.

Faculty in the Communication Management Division include:

  • Patricia Burant
  • Dr. Susan K. Hill (Organizational communication, team-building)
  • Dr. Guowei Jian (Organizational communication, technology and the transformation of work)
  • Dr. Richard Perloff (Persuasion, health communication)
  • Dr. Eileen Berlin Ray (Health communication, disenfranchised populations and health care)
  • Dr. George Ray (Interracial communication, language and communication)
  • Dr. Jill Rudd (Mediation, spousal violence and interpersonal communication)
  • Dr. Rob Witbred


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Mailing Address
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 233
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
1st & 2nd Floors
Music & Communication Building
2001 Euclid Ave.
Phone: 216.687.4630
Fax: 216.687.5435
Web Contact
Rick Pitchford
Phone: 216.687.5077

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